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Trimm Auction Ribbon Cutting

J.R. Trimm, owner of Trimm Auction Services, LLC, cut the ribbon at his new building on US 26 across from the Post Office in Trenton on Saturday, August 11 during the grand opening. Trimm’s father John Trimm is shown on left and his grandfather Milton Barber is shown on the right. A large crowd of over 200 people were on ... Full Story »

Commission approves up to $200K for Jail project plans

By John Ayers The Gilchrist County Commission took action to approve up to $200K for schematic design and design development for the proposed new Gilchrist County Jail that is being designed by Clemons, Rutherford & Associates Inc. of Tallahassee. Commissioner Gray recently attended a meeting with County Administrator Bobby Crosby and the architect design group. Mr. Crosby gave the Commission ... Full Story »

Adam and Ashley Cook finalist for Farm Bureau Award

Submitted Three finalists have been selected for Florida Farm Bureau’s 2018 Achievement in Agriculture Award and will compete in October for the top statewide honor at the Florida Farm Bureau Annual Meeting in St. Augustine October 24-26, 2018. This year’s finalists are Adam and Ashley Cook of Gilchrist County, Andrew Taylor of Walton County and Chance Clay of St. Johns ... Full Story »

FDLE arrests Gilchrist man for child pornography

Agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, assisted by the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Homeland Security Investigations, arrested Joseph Roberts, 42, of 440 NW 96th Place, (in Gilchrist County) Branford, Florida for 10 counts of possession of child pornography. A search warrant conducted at the Roberts residence resulted in the discovery of multiple images of ... Full Story »

Wreck results in two local Firemen being hospitalized

By Cindy Jo Ayers Local Firemen Troy Breton and Ryan Cumbie were airlifted to UF Health Shands Hospital Thursday evening, July 12. Breton, 55 and Cumbie, 22 were in a wreck on SR 26 while responding to their second call of the evening. The firemen had left Trenton to respond to a medical emergency in the Waccasassa area. The initial ... Full Story »

Governor Scott visits Gilchrist County

Florida Governor Rick Scott, Rep., made a campaign stop in Gilchrist County last Tuesday evening, July 10. The Governor’s meet and greet was held at Akin’s Bar-B-Que in Bell. Governor Scott, a two term governor, announced in April that he was challenging longtime United States Senator Bill Nelson, Dem., who was first elected in 2000. Governor Scott has held a ... Full Story »

Kourtney’s Hope for the Animals Fundraiser is Friday

Submitted A fundraiser dinner will be held July 13, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Main Street, Trenton, in honor of Kourtney Dunnam Lambert. Plates are $10 each, and you will have your choice of smoked pork or chicken. Baked beans, cole slaw, potato salad, dessert, and a roll will be included as well. All money raised will be donated ... Full Story »

Candidates set for 2018 local elections

Qualifying ended on Friday, June 22 to run for a public office in 2018. Gilchrist County only has one race on the ballot this year and it will be for County Commission District 2. Robert B. Clemons, Richard L. Fuller, William (Bill) Martin, and John Yencho all qualified for the seat currently held by D. Ray Harrison, Jr., all the ... Full Story »

Repeat Offender arrested again for burglary

During the late morning hours of June 26, 2018, multiple agencies responded to a residential burglary in progress in the 170th block of Old Fanning Grade. A homeowner returned home to find an unknown white male subject removing firearms from the home. The burglar escaped on foot. Personnel from the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office, Florida Highway Patrol, Cross City Correctional ... Full Story »